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#241 phils

  • Joined:12-February 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Sr20 ke70, 180sx

Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:14 PM

Had a crack at doin some lobster back today with some 3" stainless.. Had to tinker with my bandsaw quite abit to get it to cut straight, would drift abit so not perfect fitment, it just a lil 4x6 hobby bandsaw tho so can't expect the world I guess but getting better after a few tweaks.

Only had a tig for bout a month so still learning but here's abit I did this arvo.

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#242 [200]

  • Joined:03-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD

Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

^whats wrong with using a suitable 90 degree bend ?

#243 s14tom

  • Joined:14-February 10
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S14

Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:52 AM

If you have the time and some scrap the costs are minimal.
3" or 4" 90 degree bends are expensive and the radius may not suit.
Lobster back looks cool too.

#244 [200]

  • Joined:03-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD

Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

waste of time and argon, but what ever floats your boat.

#245 advanced jap auto

  • Joined:29-January 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:sigma

Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:00 PM

Just some lobster back pipes i made for a hilux

304 grade stainless steel

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#246 Marko

  • Joined:30-October 05
  • Location:Australia ACT

Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

you can get nice looking welds with a mig on stainless. Theres heaps of vids on youtube of Mig like Tig. Just have to get the settings right and take your time

#247 SpotMan

  • Joined:06-September 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb20 S13 & Maverick

Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

A lobster tip i made for my maverick out of scraps. didnt get any photos after i welded it up :(

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#248 Deano 1

  • Joined:19-October 09
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:r32 gtr, s13 sil

Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:16 AM

Anyone use a formula for working out the bends?

Or u just pick say 5deg and cut a heap of em and see where u end up?

What's the best way people are using to work out the segments??

#249 sr20pulsar

  • Joined:20-September 08
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:NXR Turbo Coupe

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

Draw up the bend and radius you require.

Half a segment on the straight at each end.

Divide the rest into full segments.

The more segments the smoother the bend.

#250 RAD100

  • Joined:01-October 04
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:mk2 jzx100

Posted 13 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

i believe 7.5deg was a number thrown up before.





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